Minimum Age for Learner Permit 15 years
Learner Permit Holding PeriodIf you are under 18, you are required to have held your Alabama learner's permit in good standing for at least six (6) months before you can apply for a driver's license.
Minimum Age for Driver License 16 years
Minimum amount of supervised driving30 hours (outside of your state-approved drivers ed class)
Road Test Yes
Unsupervised driving rulesLicensed minors may not drive between midnight and 6 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driver over 21, unless going to work, school or a church event.
Passenger rules If you are under 18, you are limited to three (3) passengers (not including your parent/guardian) up through the first six (6) months after you receive your driver's license
OtherA licensed driver who's at least 21 years old must accompany and supervise any driver with a learner permit who is under 16. At 16, learner's permit holders may drive under the supervision of any licensed driver (regardless of age).
How To Get Your
Practice for the written Learner Permit Exam using our free practice tests
Find a driver license office and schedule an appointment for the written exam (you may also simply show up but you may have to wait some time)
Take the Learner Permit Written Exam
Practice driving with your learner permit
Take the Driving Exam